Setting our new Moth Trap 31st August, 2018 for the very first time!
Yesterday evening, we were able to set the trap for our first time last evening, Friday 31st August, 2018 7:30pm – 9:15pm during our Bat Walk . Thanks to Cllr Michelle Fenner for funding the purchase of a Heath Bucket Moth Trap and to the help and advice given by Dr Francis Burgess
As the Woodland has free access to the public, the trap was not left unattended, to avoid risk of it being stolen. On our return to the woodland it was with interest 20 + visitors watched as we opened the trap to see if any moths were within.
The following moths were recorded:
- Orange Swift
- Square Spot Rustic
- Several micros moths (unidentified)
- Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing
- Agriphila geniculea
Sue also brought along approx 24 moths of different sizes to share with visitors prior to our Bat Walk to show the various species that can be found in the local area – these came from her garden trap set the night before.
Moth Survey 10th August 2013 – Thanks to David Gardner Kent Butterfly Conservation
Montefiore Community Woodland TR3888265676
Moths seen 10th August 2013
For more information on these moths visit: http://ukmoths.org.uk/
|UK Code||Common Name||Status|
|969||Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix||Common|
|998||Light Brown Apple Moth||Unstated|
|1702||Small Fan-footed Wave||Common|
|2107||Large Yellow Underwing||Common|
|2111||Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing||Common|